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Man Who Killed Four Seeks Release

Posted: Friday, February 15, 2013 -- 7:15 a.m.

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) -- A jury in Dunn County will decide whether a man committed to a mental health facility for killing four people in the Chippewa Valley should be released.

An attorney for Alvin Taylor says his client is no longer on medication and hasn't had a violent outburst at Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison in 25 years. Taylor once portrayed himself as a "soldier of God" who received messages over the radio and TV directing him to kill four people in the 1980s.

District Attorney James Peterson urged jurors Thursday to recommit Taylor to Mendota. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports jurors could reach a decision Friday.

The victims include Timothy Hayden, of Menomonie; Robert Williams and James Severson, both from Eau Claire; and Daniel Lundgren, of Esko, Minn.


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